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by Tenma
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practicing without empowerment
Replies: 65
Views: 1824

Re: Practicing without empowerment

Buddhas and bodhisattvas can only truly help beings through teaching the Dharma and entering them into the Dharma. As the Buddha said: Misdeeds cannot be washed away with water, I cannot remove suffering with my hand, nor can I hand out liberation, but I can show the path. What exactly is the point...
by Tenma
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 100,000 candles??
Replies: 55
Views: 1200

Re: 100,000 candles??

I still highly recommend community work as the method for this. That way, everyone gets benefits!
by Tenma
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practicing without empowerment
Replies: 65
Views: 1824

Re: Practicing without empowerment

Isn't there a saying that goes that just as there are infinite sentient beings, there are infinite myriads of tathagatas (and possibly bodhisattvas)? If one has been eliminated of knowledge obscuration, can control birth alongside help sentient beings, how is it that suffering still exists in the w...
by Tenma
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: April 17 Teachings on the Tashi Yang-Gug – How to Increase Prosperity Energy
Replies: 0
Views: 134

April 17 Teachings on the Tashi Yang-Gug – How to Increase Prosperity Energy

Khandro Kunzang from the Saraswati Bhawan is hosting the following event on Saturday, April 17: Date: April 17 Time: 12:00 – 3:00 EST Yang is the energy of richness, vitality and wealth, and is the background for our ability to attract auspicious circumstances to us, as well as to maintain it. Yang ...
by Tenma
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 100,000 candles??
Replies: 55
Views: 1200

Re: 100,000 candles??

I have no clue; make your own or set up an event for an entire community to make renewable, environmentally-friendly candles? That way, everyone gains merits! Are there environmentally friendly candles? I used tea lights here and people in the sangha flipped out because they were environmentally ho...
by Tenma
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 100,000 candles??
Replies: 55
Views: 1200

Re: 100,000 candles??

KonchogUrgyenNyima wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:01 pm Hey everyone,

I need to burn 100,000 candles as offering. Does anyone know where i can get a ton of candles for cheap??
I have no clue; make your own or set up an event for an entire community to make renewable, environmentally-friendly candles? That way, everyone gains merits!
by Tenma
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practicing without empowerment
Replies: 65
Views: 1824

Re: Practicing without empowerment

Not in the literal sense. But they appear to be reborn, don’t they? There is the Theravadin view by some that Gautama isn’t coming back at all, but the Mahayana view from what the Lotus Sutra (The White Lotus of the Good Dharma in Tibetan) has stated is that Buddha, even after Enlightenment, has be...
by Tenma
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practicing without empowerment
Replies: 65
Views: 1824

Re: Practicing without empowerment

Thank you. Much like this, so does being a Buddha :smile: , of course. This is a basic fundamental truth that must be understood by all in Metta. I think the Bodhisattvas who have reached the stage of no regression mentioned by Shakyamuni in the Lotus Sutra for example, are doing some of the best w...
by Tenma
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Lake Baikal!
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Prayers for Lake Baikal!

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/europe/lake-baikal-development-battle-russia-intl/index.html Things have gotten really out of hand and it appears the sacred Lake Baikal is going to meet a terrible fate to the wretches of industries, pollution, and tourism. Please pray for it! I don't have a good feel...
by Tenma
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2182

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

As Ananda states: As The Great Tantra of the Primordial Buddha emphatically forbids it, those observing celibacy should never receive the secret and wisdom empowerments. If those practicing celibacy and asceticism were to receive those empowerments, they would be obliged to practice what is forbidd...
by Tenma
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2182

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

As Ananda states: As The Great Tantra of the Primordial Buddha emphatically forbids it, those observing celibacy should never receive the secret and wisdom empowerments. If those practicing celibacy and asceticism were to receive those empowerments, they would be obliged to practice what is forbidde...
by Tenma
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Urinating and Tourism in Lake Baikal
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Urinating and Tourism in Lake Baikal

Welp, things aren't looking well for this ancient lake now:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/20 ... vironment/
by Tenma
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Info on Rinjung Gyatsa Empowerment
Replies: 45
Views: 1848

Re: Info on Rinjung Gyatsa Empowerment

Volan wrote: Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:38 pm
So think for yourself, would The Thirteenth Dalai Lama ask ritual activities from someone inauthentic and advice one of his foremost students to receive teachings from him.
A man may accomplish magical powers, rites, and siddhis, yet not attain a single bit of realization at all.
by Tenma
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Recitation of Kangyur
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Recitation of Kangyur

At Sera Jey it is typically done by all the monks gathered in the assembly hall. The first monk reads the first folio page then passes it along so by the end every monk reads the entire collection of the kangyur. I'm not sure how long it takes but I'd imagine quite a length of time. Makes sense; I ...
by Tenma
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoches Name Collection of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
Replies: 17
Views: 1010

Re: Mipham Rinpoches Name Collection of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Is this Adam? If not, someone else has already asked that. It will depend entirely on time. Zang Chod Monlam is long, especially if I give the lung in both Tibetan and English which is what I would like to do. Does the specific English version matter or any translation would do? How long does a lun...
by Tenma
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do the 10 Royal Sutras require transmission?
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Do the 10 Royal Sutras require transmission?

IMO, 1 and 10 you can read and chant without lung, although even better to get lung. The others, I'd say get the lung. Some of these appear at first glance to be sutras, but, for instance, 9 is actually a terma. A number of these come from the last chapter of the Kangyur, the Zung-du (Compendium of...
by Tenma
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do the 10 Royal Sutras require transmission?
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Do the 10 Royal Sutras require transmission?

Just wanted to check, do the 10 Royal Sutras that Mipham Rinpoche prescribed require an oral transmission or we can freely recite them?

https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-ma ... as-outline
by Tenma
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Genghis Khan and India?
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Genghis Khan and India?

It's bullshit. So, before even listening to it, it's always worth asking - who is this guy? Abhijit Chavda is a theoretical physicist, technologist, and writer.His work in theoretical physics involves research on the topics of dark matter, dark energy, black hole physics, quantum gravity and physic...
by Tenma
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Genghis Khan and India?
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Genghis Khan and India?



What do you guys take of this video? I've looked up the dude and had some doubts about his numerous nationalist claims, so I wanted to see what y'all thought (especially as this video is gaining concerning popularity and possible misninformation).
by Tenma
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Atheism vs Buddhism (was Non Cultural Buddhists: What Made You Stay?)
Replies: 219
Views: 3472

Re: Atheism vs Buddhism (was Non Cultural Buddhists: What Made You Stay?)

Let's say that it was a "well-established fact" within a culture that the lunar cycle has control over our behavior, that spirits existed, that there were four elements, that chakras literally existed, and so forth. However, let's also consider that a person did not believe in any of the gods nor bo...

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